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CBS
Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
want to tell you about a gunman who opened fire on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers outside the frankfurt airport in germany. two people were killed. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the broken windshield of the bus carrying u.s. soldiers. the shooting happened at the airport in frankfurt, germany near several u.s. military bases. police say a gunman opened fire as the bus sat outside a terminal. two people were killed. the bus driver and a passenger. and two others were wounded. police took the gunman into custody. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. randall pinkston, cbs news. >>> a u.s. park police officer is being treated for injuries after a motorcycle accident on the southeast southwest tree way near 7th street southwest. the accident happened just before 11:00 this morning. right now there is no word on the severity of the officer's injuries. police are investigating exactly how that crash happened. >>> late this morning the supreme court ruled that the first amendment protects members of a controversial church would hold anti-gay from
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to libya. a u.s. fighter jet has crashed over eastern libya but the two american pilots inside are safe. joel brown has more. >> reporter: libyans are coming to see the wreckage of a u.s. fighter jet sent to protect them. the military said an apparent equipment malfunction brought down the f15 outside the rebel strong hold of benghazi. both crew members ejected before the plane crashed and suffered minor injuries. marines rescued the pilot and rebel forces helped get the other crew members safely back into american hands. the u.s. and coalition forces are flying dozens of missions each day. to extend a no-fly zone across the entire coast of libya. after three nights of air strikes and cruise missile attacks against moammar gadhafi's military operations, civilians in benghazi are no longer threaten and rebel forces are moving forward. their advance to tripoli is head up outside the city where his heavily armed troops still have the upper hand. president obama who's traveling in south america got frequent updates about the f-15 accident both he and the secretary of defense insists that th
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. >> u.s. park police say that there was an attack on the mall on monday. a man was walking in the garden near the hirsch horn museum when he was knocked to the ground. two would-be robbers rifled through his pockets. when they found nothing, they ran to nearby independence avenue. the victim suffered minor injuries, was taken to the hospital for a checkup. >>> they're the toast of the town. after qualifying for its final four appearance ever, the first ever, final four appearance, the vcu rams received a hero's welcome in richmond. a packed house for a pep rally. the rams shocked number one seed kansas on sunday to advance to the final four. the rams' success is good for the local economy. vcu merchandise is selling very fast. final four t-shirts hit the stores late sunday night and guess what! they're selling out! >>> final four is going to be seen right here on channel 9 saturday. vcu takes on butler in the early game. it tips off just after 6:00 p.m. then it is kentucky and connecticut in the late game. >>> well, today marks the beginning of the peak season for the cherry blossoms alo
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm EST
to the unrest in libya. u.s. warships are headed toward libya as international pressure builds for muammar gadhafi to step down. rebel forces have taken control of eastern libya. the government supporters are still holding on to the capital. charlie d'agata has the latest. >> reporter: thousands of refugees fought through crowds at libya's border. they're trying to escape the violence as libyan leader muammar gadhafi tries to hold on to power. asked if he would ever leave -- [ laughter ] gadhafi said why would anyone leave his country? but america's ambassador to the u.n. urged gadhafi to get off the stage and avoid a humanitarian disaster. >> the international community is not going to tolerate the slaughter of innocence and so we're doing contingency planning with nato allies for all sorts of options. >> reporter: gadhafi's son says ambassador rice doesn't know what she's talking about. >> she has no idea about libya and about what's going on here. >> reporter: the u.s. has moved warships into the area but the ambassador stopped short of saying whether america would back imposing a no-fl
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
there say attacks this week have left dozens dead. >> the u.s. has commanded the international assault so far but hopes to hand off control in the next few days. >> we'll continue to support the efforts to protect the libyan people. but we will not be in the lead. >> diplomats say leaders are getting closer to an agreement that would put nato in charge of running the no-fly zone. the alliance has sent warships to the waters off the libyan coast joining the u.s. vessels on patrol there. joel brown, cbs news, the state department. >>> if coalition forces have to maintain a no-fly zone over libya for more than a couple of months, experts say it could cost more than $1 billion. >>> police in jerusalem are calling an explosion there a bus stop an act of terrorism. the bomb killed one woman and injured more than 20 others. israeli authorities are blaming palestinian militants for this blast. this comes amid-rising tensions between israel and the hamas militant group which has killed hundreds of israelis and suicide bombs and other attacks in recent years. >>> there are new concerns this afterno
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
years ago. 31 students and professor died in april of 2007. the u.s. department of education has placed that fine on check. it says the school took too long to let students know about the first shooting which happened hours before the main rampage on that campus. >> i issued the notice. we find it really incredulous that we're being fined because the university communications office sent out a communications notice to its university community while its police who were over investigating a very serious crime, did not have the time to issue the notice. >> the $55,000 fine is the maximum. the department of education says it would have fined the school more if it could. >>> sky 9 was over the scene of a fire in gaithersburg this morning. flames were shooting out of the garage of a house on roads way just before 7:00 a.m. the family was able to get out safely. most of the fire was confined to the garage and investigators are trying to determine what the cause was. >>> an alleged drunk driver who killed two people in rockville is due in court tomorrow. records obtained by 9news now reveal tha
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 12:00pm EST
. >>> the attention to germany now where prosecutors say the attack on a bus load of u.s. airmen appeared to have been motivated by islamic extremists. two american service members shot to death at the frankfurt airport yesterday and two others were wounded. a top security official says the suspect has confessed to targeting the u.s. military. now officials say that the investigation indicate that is the gunman acted alone and did not belong to a terrorist network or a terrorist cell. his family says the suspect was a devout muslim. >>> now we have the latest information on the unrest in libya. rebels are calling on foreign governments to conduct air strikes on mercenaries fighting for muammar gadhafi. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: rebels shout god is great as they fight government forces in the desert. opposition forces have been under attack by government war planes. as both sides battle for control of hamas i oil shipment -- a massive oil shipment facility in libya. >> very big. >> reporter: the rebels are claiming control of the town, but the victory was costly. at least a dozen people w
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
attacked a libyan military plane near the coastal city of misrata. a u.s. official says the french fighter jet destroyed the plane which may have been landing at the time of the attack. french air strikes also hit an air base deep inside the country. more than a dozen tomahawk missiles were launched overnight and according to libyan officials, some are missing their mark. >>> they didn't differentiate between the civilians or the armored personnel. >> reporter: libyan state tv say these people were injured in the air strikes. they're showing mangled corpses it claimed were killed in the bombings but rebels accuse moammar gadhafi forces of raiding the morgue and pretending the bodies are casualties. >>> the bombing campaign has been underway for nearly a week but so far, no arab league nations have participated, even though they called on the united nations security council to impose a no-fly zone. president obama says the u.s. will hand over command in a matter of days. not weeks. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's one sure way to stop the air assault. >> the quickest way for
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
control of the no-fly zone. but for now, u.s. forces are leading attacks on muammar gadhafi's troops. >>> still to come on 9news now at noon, national marathon events kickoff today with the health and fitness expo at the d. c. armory. we'll show you what you can see and what you can do. a live report is coming up. >>> and the suspected bank robber caught because of an empty stomach. we'll explain coming up next. >>> a lucky person could be $300 million richer tonight. the megamillions lottery stands at $312 million. your odds of matching all six numbers in tonight's drawing are 175 million to one. but if you don't win, tomorrow night's powerball jackpot is $125 million. >>> an ohio man accused of robbing a bank may have done so because he was on an ohmpy stomach. stomach ash -- empty stomach. they got a call that a u.s. bank had been robbed. why officers were at the bank septembering, they got another phone call that a customer at a restaurant across the parking lot had walked out on his bill. the description matched that of the robber. >> this is one for the books. not a bright mane
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
forces. the u.s. is getting ready to transfer leadership of the operation to nato. >> it's an operation that nato is ready, nato is able, and nato will take on. >> reporter: that upcoming hand- off could help president obama reassure americans that the u.s. role in libya is limited when he addresses the nation tonight. the president's speech comes as the white house is facing criticism for not consulting with congress before getting involved and not clearly defining the goals of this operation. >> the policy has been characterized by confusion, indecision, and delay, and it's no wonder, the nature of your question, that americans are confused. >> reporter: the nation's top national security official tried to clear up some of the confusion over the weekend but they did not lay out a mission. >> the military mission is very limited and is restricted to the establishment of the no-fly zone and for humanitarian purposes. >> reporter: tonight president obama is expected to reiterate the mission is to protect civilians, but he has said before gadhafi needs to go. danielle nottingham, cbs news
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
will not put u.s. troops on the ground, there is word that american secret agents are in that country. >> reporter: on the battlefield, rebels have given up nearly all of the ground they had gained after allied air strike took out some of gadhafi's heavy weapons. now they're changing tactics leaving behind the armed military vehicles and moving in armed pickup trucks like the rebels. that makes it difficult for coalition forces overhead to distinguish who's who on the ground. the u.s. has authorized covert assistance for the rebels but it is not clear in what form that help will come in. rebels say what they really need is arms. >> this is not my profession. but what we can do now. we must do anything to boost it and nobody held us. >> reporter: the rebels are starting to show their combat fatigue. outgunned and often outflanked in the field. they lack any sort of military strategy or leadership. they're eager to take ground but are quick to flee when they face any real fight. the reality here is a rebel military victory seems increasingly unlikely. what they need now are more high-ra
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